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Saudi Arabia travel & tourism news for travelers and travel professionals. Latest travel and tourism news on Saudi Arabia. Latest news on safety, hotels, resorts, attractions, tours and transportation in Saudi Arabia. Riyadh Travel information. Saudi Arabia, officially the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, is a country in Western Asia constituting the bulk of the Arabian Peninsula.

Qatar Airways resumes flights to Riyadh
Airline News

Qatar Airways resumes flights to Riyadh

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 11, 2021

Qatar Airways will operate a daily service to Riyadh on wide-body aircraft including the Airbus A350, Boeing 777-300 and Boeing ... Read More

How People and Planet can co-exist in Harmony and create 380,000 jobs
Saudi Arabia travel news

How People and Planet can co-exist in Harmony and create 380,000 jobs

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 11, 2021

Saudi Arabia after opening this closed country has been developed as a source for out of the box, but realistic ... Read More

Saudi Arabia and Qatar end dispute, reopen borders
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Saudi Arabia and Qatar end dispute, reopen borders

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 5, 2021

Qatar is no longer isolated in the Gulf Region. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Kuwait opened up ... Read More

Pakistan and Saudi Arabia resume passenger flights
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Pakistan and Saudi Arabia resume passenger flights

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 3, 2021

PIA resumes flights to Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia reopens travelNew strain of COVID-19 virus in Saudi Arabia The Pakistan International Airlines ... Read More

Next Generation COVID-19
Travel Safety & Emergencies

Next Generation COVID-19

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- December 24, 2020

A new strain of the coronavirus - the next generation COVID-19 - has emerged and is responsible for a 70 ... Read More

Saudi Arabian Airlines ranked a Five-Star Global Airline
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Saudi Arabian Airlines ranked a Five-Star Global Airline

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 22, 2020

Saudi Arabian Airlines (SAUDIA) the national flag carrier of Saudi Arabia has been ranked a Five-Star Global Airline by the ... Read More

UAE and Saudi Arabia top global survey for intent to travel abroad in 2021
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UAE and Saudi Arabia top global survey for intent to travel abroad in 2021

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 15, 2020

A recent ‘Global Holiday Intent’ survey conducted by YouGov has revealed that residents in the UAE and Saudi Arabia are ... Read More

UAE-bound Israeli commercial flights allowed to cross Saudi airspace
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UAE-bound Israeli commercial flights allowed to cross Saudi airspace

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 1, 2020

Saudi Arabia's government has officially agreed to let Israeli commercial flights cross its airspace on their way to the United ... Read More

Are Saudi Arabia’s 2030 tourism aspirations too ambitious in new normal of COVID-19?
Saudi Arabia travel news

Are Saudi Arabia’s 2030 tourism aspirations too ambitious in new normal of COVID-19?

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- November 5, 2020

Saudi Arabia claims it remains on track to reach its ambitious target of welcoming 100 million tourists annually by 2030. ... Read More

US citizens in Riyadh warned of potential terror attack on Saudi capital
Saudi Arabia travel news

US citizens in Riyadh warned of potential terror attack on Saudi capital

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- October 28, 2020

US Embassy in Riyadh warned American citizens, currently in the Kingdom, of a potential terror attacks on the Saudi capital, ... Read More

How the travel and tourism industry can survive Coronavirus
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How the travel and tourism industry can survive Coronavirus

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 8, 2020

In a historic first, G20 Tourism Ministers hosted more than 45 CEOs and Members of WTTC, who presented their plan ... Read More

Saudi Arabia hosts G20 Space Economy Leader Meeting
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Saudi Arabia hosts G20 Space Economy Leader Meeting

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- October 7, 2020

The Saudi Space Commission organized 2020's first meeting of space agency leaders that belong to G20 countries. The meeting, hosted ... Read More

WTTC, G20, Saudi Arabia to rescue and relaunch tourism
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WTTC, G20, Saudi Arabia to rescue and relaunch tourism

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 6, 2020

"We are making history today!" This is the message by a shining star in the travel and tourism industry. Today ... Read More

Saudi Arabia to become a UNWTO Center for 13 Countries
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Saudi Arabia to become a UNWTO Center for 13 Countries

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 16, 2020

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has approved the setting up of a regional office in  Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to support the ... Read More

New flights  from Tel Aviv to Morocco, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, UAE – and growing
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New flights from Tel Aviv to Morocco, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, UAE – and growing

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 12, 2020

Direct connecting Tel Aviv with airports in the UAE, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, and Bahrain will expand the travel and tourism ... Read More

KLM expands Gulf States network, adds Riyadh as new destination
Airline News

KLM expands Gulf States network, adds Riyadh as new destination

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- July 23, 2020

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines announced that it will expand its flight network with the opening of Riyadh in Saudi Arabia. ... Read More

Qatar Air Blockade Ruling: A victory over UAE, Bahrain, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia
Qatar Travel News

Qatar Air Blockade Ruling: A victory over UAE, Bahrain, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 14, 2020

This is good news not only for Qatar Airways, but for Qatar as a nation. Step by step the arguments ... Read More

Saudi Tourism Authority launches Saudi Summer Campaign
Saudi Arabia travel news

Saudi Tourism Authority launches Saudi Summer Campaign

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- June 24, 2020

The Saudi Tourism Authority (STA) has unveiled a new campaign, called Saudi Summer, to encourage residents to explore the Kingdom this ... Read More

Saudi Arabia launches $4 billion Tourism Development Fund
Saudi Arabia travel news

Saudi Arabia launches $4 billion Tourism Development Fund

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- June 22, 2020

The establishment of the National Development Fund, chaired by His Royal Highness, Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, was announced by ... Read More

Safest leisure travel destinations for Summer 2020 named
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Safest leisure travel destinations for Summer 2020 named

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- June 13, 2020

The World Tourism and Travel Council recognized Portugal, Turkey and Saudi Arabia as the safest destinations for leisure travel this ... Read More

How the Red Sea Tourism Project Implements Zero Waste to Landfill?
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How the Red Sea Tourism Project Implements Zero Waste to Landfill?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 18, 2020

The Red Sea Tourism Project is seen as one of the world's most ambitious tourism projects in the world. High ... Read More

G20 leaders to save the global travel and tourism industry
Travel Safety & Emergencies

G20 leaders to save the global travel and tourism industry

editor editor- March 26, 2020

The call was made the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), which represents the global Travel & Tourism private sector, ... Read More

The Seychelles showcased in Jeddah Intl. Travel & Tourism Exhibition
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The Seychelles showcased in Jeddah Intl. Travel & Tourism Exhibition

editor editor- March 12, 2020

Strengthening the destination’s presence in the GCC market, the Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) showcased the tropical paradise in the 10th ... Read More

Etihad Airways stops flights to Saudi Arabia due to COVID-19
Airline News

Etihad Airways stops flights to Saudi Arabia due to COVID-19

editor editor- March 11, 2020

Four Etihad flights which were en-route to Saudi Arabia at the time a directive issued by the General Authority for ... Read More

How the Red Sea Project will reduce light pollution
Cultural Travel News

How the Red Sea Project will reduce light pollution

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 2, 2020

The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC), the developer behind one of the world's most ambitious tourism initiatives, has announced plans to become ... Read More

Saudi Arabia stops Umrah tourism for COVID-19 from some countries
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Saudi Arabia stops Umrah tourism for COVID-19 from some countries

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 27, 2020

Saudi Arabia temporarily suspended entry for individuals seeking to perform Umrah pilgrimage in Mecca or visiting the Prophet's Mosque in ... Read More

Saudi Tourism Consulting: US- Saudi Tourism Venture announced at JTTX Jeddah
Saudi Arabia travel news

Saudi Tourism Consulting: US- Saudi Tourism Venture announced at JTTX Jeddah

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- February 27, 2020

The Jeddah International Travel and Tourism Exhibition JTTX is the largest travel trade show in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. ... Read More

Etihad Airways launches special Ramadan flights from Abu Dhabi to Saudi Arabia
Press releases

Etihad Airways launches special Ramadan flights from Abu Dhabi to Saudi Arabia

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 21, 2020

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, will again operate a daily scheduled flight between the emirate of Abu ... Read More

ATM: Short leisure breaks to drive 38% increase in visitors to Saudi Arabia by 2024
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ATM: Short leisure breaks to drive 38% increase in visitors to Saudi Arabia by 2024

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 11, 2020

Visitors to Saudi Arabia are predicted to increase 38% from 15.5 million in 2019 to 21.3 million by 2024, according ... Read More

Coronavirus: Uncertainty  in the Middle East
Breaking Travel News

Coronavirus: Uncertainty in the Middle East

The Media Line The Media Line- February 10, 2020

Measures taken to halt transmission of the virus are reducing international travel and trade, and in the long-term could significantly ... Read More

ATM: Gulf tourists will spend $2.36 billion in Egypt in 2020
International Visitor News

ATM: Gulf tourists will spend $2.36 billion in Egypt in 2020

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 3, 2020

According to new data published ahead of Arabian Travel Market 2020, visitors from Gulf Cooperation Council countries will spend $2.36 ... Read More

Bright Future of Transportation in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Breaking Travel News

Bright Future of Transportation in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 3, 2020

 Under the patronage of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, the Saudi Railway Company (SAR) highlighted, on the 28th and ... Read More

Israel latest Travel Trend: Saudi Arabia
Business Travel News

Israel latest Travel Trend: Saudi Arabia

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 26, 2020

Israel announced today that it would permit Israeli citizens to travel to Saudi Arabia for the first time, under certain ... Read More

Polo Star unveiled as Brand Ambassador AMAALA
Cultural Travel News

Polo Star unveiled as Brand Ambassador AMAALA

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 26, 2020

Global polo star and Ralph Lauren model, Ignacio Figueras, has been named a brand ambassador for AMAALA, the ultra-exclusive tourism destination under development ... Read More

Turkey’s Pegasus airline launches flights to Medina and Batumi
Press releases

Turkey’s Pegasus airline launches flights to Medina and Batumi

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 17, 2020

Turkey’s airline Pegasus continues to expand its network with the launch of two new routes. The launch of Medina will ... Read More

Riyadh prepares for the launch of the highly anticipated 2020 Railway Forum
Press releases

Riyadh prepares for the launch of the highly anticipated 2020 Railway Forum

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 8, 2020

Under the Patronage of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, the Saudi Railways Company ... Read More

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